Review #97 | /r/Bourbon Review #54 – Buffalo Trace Mashbill 1 White Dog
The Schtick: This is Buffalo Trace’s Mashbill #1 Distillate bottled before aging.
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
ABV: 62.5% ABV
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Corn and oh so sweet cream. Malty sweetness.
Taste: It’s hot and rough but very sweet and filled with grain and malt sweetness. It’s a lot like oversweet cornbread and I oddly enjoy it.
Finish: Short and hot. There’s a lot of corn here. Almost sickeningly sweet.
Overall: So this is what some brands of BT bourbon start out as. I think it’s really something and pretty enjoyable before the aging process. It’s also very fascinating to see how a lot of the BT lines I’ve tried and reviewed lately respond to the aging process. It’s oddly enjoyable, very sweet and a great look at what bourbon starts out as. I’d recommend a sip for any person who hasn’t tried some yet, just to see how things change over time.
I”m not rating this because, well, it’s not really right. But it’s a great educational experience to show you how much aging plays into the final product.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect